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Hate Groups and Cable Public Access
Journal of Mass Media Ethics (1991)
  • Mark D. Harmon, University of Tennessee - Knoxville
Abstract

Public access cable channels, remnants of competitive cable franchise battles, are often in the center of heated controversy over allowance of utterances that are at sharp odds with community values. This article reiterates that broad public discussion is both a legal and a philosophical mandate in this country, concluding that more harm than good emerges from preventing groups from airing their opinions. The opportunity is always available for countering messages that have been aired.

Keywords
  • Communication Studies; Ethics Philosophy; Media & Film Studies
Publication Date
September, 1991
Citation Information
Mark D. Harmon. "Hate Groups and Cable Public Access" Journal of Mass Media Ethics Vol. 6 Iss. 3 (1991)
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/markdharmon/9/